Eye doctor just sent me a bill regarding an office visit 2 years ago. I paid for the all the services provided on the day of the office visit 2 years ago, but the billing department is now saying I was not billed for all the procedures done during that visit. Do I really have to pay for something from 2 years ago? It doesn’t seem fair that they can come back after so much time and expect me to pay. Also, I do not recall having this newly billed procedure done at all. What should I do?
You don't have to pay for services that were not rendered. You are entitled to an accounting for services rendered. You can dispute the services charged for. If you didn't agree for the procedures then you can defend against collection based upon the fact that you did not agree (contract) to receive and pay for such services. Yes, they can collect from you two years after services were provided that you requested or agreed to be responsible for. You can always try to negotiate a reasonable settlement with the eye doctor's office. Depending on the amount of the bill you might want to discuss your situation with a local consumer attorney. Good Luck!
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